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to help make sure this never happens again. >> in newtown tonight people continue to come in large numbers to offer their condolences to a community shattered by what happened. all the while the funerals continue. abc7 news reporter laura anthony is there with the continuing coverage of the tragedy. >> the latest here is that the scene of the tragedy now may never reopen. that is yet to be determined. in the meantime we found local high school students who were out here tonight tending to a more immediate task. they are the young people of sandy hook who committed themselves to keeping all of the tiny flames burning. even as the cold, connecticut rains keep snuffing them out. >> i am just lighting candles since they are all going out with the rain to keep the spirit out and alive and going. >> while the public memorial grows, the private funeral services continue for all of those killed in sandy hook in agonizing succession. >> it is deep sadness with intense love at the same time. it tears you to the very fabric of your being. >> at saint rose of lima catholic church in newtown, back to b
if it was a prank. but again we take everything seriously. >> reporter: given that the newtown tragedy happened four days ago, they weren't taking any chances. >>> we don't let anything to chance. so we responded with the sense of urgency that'ses in when it comes to these -- that's necessary when it comes to these situations. >> reporter: investigators will be tracing that call and talk to that person to figure out what happened. classes gallon on as normal tomorrow. >>> more parents than usual walked with their children today as the schools in newtown connecticut reopened. sandy hook elementary was the one school that did not open. instead, more funerals were held for the children killed there. mourners lined up outside the st. rose of lima church twice today, first for the funeral of james, and a few hours jessica was laid to rest. >> i can see an entire sea of people coming oust the first funeral, then the equal amount of people waiting on the side to get in for the second funeral. >> there will be five more funerals tomorrow including vicki soto, the teacher who died shielding her students. >>
coverage now of that school massacre in newtown. more of the tiny victims were buried today. this as we're learning about a man who helped six children he found in his yard after the shooting. jennifer davis is in newtown and tells us what happened after all those kids left is heartbreaking. >> reporter: hi there frank. yeah it's just every story gets even sadder than the last one quite honestly. you know this is a day when school buses and hursts were sharing the road as this community really deals with two different challenges. saying goodbye to the lives lost but also helping the children who survived trying to get back to a routine. as you mentioned they did have funerals today for two young children, two 6-year-olds, a man who lives close to the school is sharing his memories about how he helped some children, some shocked and frightened children -- who escaped from the massacre. >> reporter: stocking hung, a single white rose tucked inside. these women decking out a tree now adorned with carnations and ornaments. newtown reminder of the season marred by violence. a chilling tale
zone. >>> more >>> continuing coverage now of that school massacre in newtown. more of the tiny victims were buried today. this as we're learning about a man who helped six children he found in his yard after the shooting. jennifer davis is in newtown and tells us what happened after all those kids left is heartbreaking. >> reporter: hi there frank. yeah it's just every story gets even sadder than the last one quite honestly. you know this is a day when school buses and hursts were sharing the road as this community really deals with two different challenges. saying goodbye to the lives lost but also helping the children who survived trying to get back to a routine. as you mentioned they did have funerals today for two young children, two 6-year-olds, a man who lives close to the school is sharing his memories about how he helped some children, some shocked and frightened children -- who escaped from the massacre. >> reporter: stocking hung, a single white rose tucked inside. these women decking out a tree now adorned with carnations and ornaments. newtown reminder of the season marred
trying to find out information just like us. >> given what just happened in newtown, connecticut, police here are taking this very seriously. i'm assuming this campus could be locked down for some time because it's going to take some time to go through all the buildings, don't you think? >> reporter: yes, i think one of the keys for them will be trying to find the initial person who made the call. find out just how much validity there is in this. it's no coincidence this comes on the heels of newtown. so there's always the possibility, there's always the possibility that this is a hoax. but they're going to take every call and every report seriously until they know otherwise. >> do you know approximately how many officers are on the scene right now? we can see about a half dozen officers are or walking the campus right now. have you been given any numbers as to how many law enforcement officers are active on the scene? >> reporter: i asked the police about that. what they said was everybody they could spare. so in essence anybody that isn't doing anything that's not an emergency situatio
>> reporter: newtown is slowly trying to return to normal. some schools other than sandy hook reopened for the first time since the shooting. buses carrying children drove onto school grounds. the buses had green and white ribbons on the front, sandy hook's colors. but police kept one elementary school closed as a precaution after receiving threats. >> i will always be worried but now it's very, very bad. >> reporter: children at sandy hook have not yet returned to school. when they do, it will be at a school in the nearby town of monroe. late today the nra released its first public reaction to last week's shooting saying its members are shocked, saddened and heartbroken about the horrific senseless murders in newtown. the organization says it stands ready to make meaningful contributions to make sure it doesn't happen again. reporting live in newtown, connecticut, i'm randall pinkston. back to you. >> thank you. >>> meantime, new calls for gun control laws on capitol hill today. those injured in mass shootings and families of victims were in washington, d.c. to press lawmaker
forward talking about previous interactions with connecticut gunman adam lanza. workers at a newtown hair salon with lanza and his mother were regular customers say they never heard him speak. they say nancy lanza would give her son directions about what to do and where to go. meanwhile, investigators are still not clear what motivated adam lanza to open fire at an elementary school on friday. marlie hall has more from newtown. >>> reporter: good morning, michelle. several parents here in newtown, connecticut continue to face the unthinkable burying their children. five funerals are scheduled for today and people are still reeling. hundreds gathered for memorial service to remember sandy hook elementary principal dawn hochsprung. she died trying to stop the shooter after he broke into the school. >> you don't have to know her. you just have to know what she did is an act of selflessness and that touches humanity. >> reporter: hochsprung's funeral is just one of five that will be held today. tuesday saw two more children laid to rest. 6-year-old james mattioli loved sports and math. his fa
with connecticut gunman lanza. workers at a newtown hair salon where lanza and his mother were regular customers say they never heard him speak. they say that his mother nancy lanza would give her son directions about what to do and where to go. meanwhile investigators are still not clear about what motivated him to open fire at that elementary school school on friday. cbs news's marlie hall has more live from newtown. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. while the motive behind this tragic school shooting remains unclear, one thing is for sure, emotions are still raw here in newtown, connecticut. five funerals are scheduled for today in this one small town and people are still reeling. hundreds gathered for memorial service to remember sandy hook elementary principal dawn hochsprung. she died trying to stop the shooter after he broke into the school. >> you don't have to know her. you just have to know what she did is an act of selflessness and that touches humanity. >> reporter: hochsprung's funeral is just one of five that will be held today. tuesday saw two more children laid to rest. 6-
't ruled out that it could be a hoax because to have newtown incident this connecticut but right now they are taking it seriously and focussing mostly on the technology building going floor by floor and, again, just a short while ago we saw the lights coming on on the top floor so that could indicate maybe the search is coming to an end. weal give you more de tals as we receive them. reporting live. >>> thank you, robert. let's go ahead and bring in on the telephone a chancellor at san jose city college. chancellor, are you with us? we're expecting to hear from --. >> you got it. do you have a life --. >> i apologize. that was robert. we're waiting to hear from chancellor rita. chancellor, are you with us. >> yes, i'm here. >> thank you for joining us again. i know you've been helping us on channel 2 with your coverage, as well. can you give us the latest? what's the situation there at your campus. >>> i believe the report you've just stated is fairly accurate. police are still doing the floor-by-floor check. as you know, it's a collaboration by our san jose -- our own campus police,
one that made the gun used in newtown, connecticut. and this has led to a series of political maneuvers. in an open letter to the president today, eight big city mayors from new york to los angeles asked for an outright ban on assault weapons. >> it's clear that gun is not for the streets it's not for sports. it's really a gun of war. >> reporter: san francisco mayor ed lee and oakland mayor jean quan agree with the federal assault weapons ban that's already in place in california. the two cities just had their largest gun buy-back event taking 600 firearms off the streets. >> the reality is we can buy back hundreds but if we can't stop the flow into nevada and increasingly now for the internet and other sources, this is where we really need and that's why i think you see the mayors across the country trying to put pressure on the federal government. >> reporter: but will public sentiment last long enough to fight strong lobbying groups line the nra? san jose mayor chuck reed weighed in. >> i think people have a right to not necessarily use assault weapons anytime anywhere the
of it. now, when the president flew to newtown, connecticut after the school shooting, he promised he would do what he could to keep it from happening again. now, ktvu will carry the president's announcement live right here on channel 2 so stay tuned. again, that's scheduled for 8:45 this morning. >>> it happening right now in washington, california senator bar bau broxer has called a news conference. this -- barbara boxer has called a news conference. she will be talking about new legislation she will be introducing to toughen security at schools. we're watching it live. this is where it will happen. ktvu will monitor it and we'll let you know what she has to say when she says it. >>> more funerals are planned today for victims of the connecticut schoal scooting. so far, the -- school shooting. three more children will be buried today. people will pay their respects to vick -- vicki soto. she will be buried today. >>> and meantime, we've learned that sandy hook elementary students are not expected to resume classes until january at an empty school building a nearby town. there's also
four days since the school shooting in connecticut. the people of newtown are trying to return to some sense of routine.even as more children are buried. the children headed back to school tuesday were met by specially trained teachers. those staffers spent monday with experts - learning how to best handle the aftermath of the tragedy. the children >> one of the best things that we could do is have a sense of a return to normalcy. school as part of that. >>catherine: the children of sandy hook elementary are 'not' back in class yet. and probably won't be until after christmas. moving trucks continue to empty out their building.moving equipment to a vacant middle school where they'll go back to class.meantime.the sad string of funerals continued. 6-year-old jessica rekos is one of the 20 children gunned down friday morning. her funeral service began only minutes after another one - for classmate james mattioli - had wrapped up. while investigators promise answers in what happened. many wonder if it will ever really be clear why 20-year- old adam lanza did this. the fbi is trying to rec
of the rifle used in the massacre. as today one power ful hedge fund in california with ties to newtown said it's time for action. all this as president obama signals how far he will go to reign in assault weapons. 2020 anchor chris cuomo begins our coverag coverage. >> each body buried calls for change. white house voicing support for new gun law and renewal of the assault weapon ban. weapons that fire bullet in rapid succession with each pull of the trigger. the business community also proving to be potential catalyst. investment manager announcing the sale of the stake in the biggest maker of assault rifle rifles. what prompted the move may instructive. union representing california teacher said it was reviewing the decision to invest 500 million dollars with server because of the connection to bush master. >> teacher feel very strong and passionate about this issue. >>reporter: nevada advocate see this as strive for culture change making assault rifles taboo. >> a lot of people are now getting behind and understanding at the end of the day not necessarily the dollar that counts b
in newtown, everyone is on edge but everyone is following instructions. now with, the shift of activities going here, the president of the university  told those professors and students it's clear for them to go home. eastern portion is now clear. but lock down is now here on the western end of the campus. we've not been in direct contact with any police officers yet and we're not going give out those details but the police department is very actively working on this. we've seen areas -- ambulances qn no need at this point. so a situation here at the san jose city college campus of confusion as people wait to find out what is going on. i know i heard from stores there is confusion whether or not there has been first person reports from anyone inside of the buildings. they saw a gunman in the building. so, that is a verification process which police are trying to do now, and to find out how much of this is secondhand information and how much of it is validated. let's go back to you. >> thank you. very much. >> on the phone is the chancellor at san jose city college. are you there? can you
in the head four times while she slept. adam lanza is believed to have shot himself in the head. in newtown, connecticut. >> new information now from the nra, the national rifle association broke its silence with a statement about the killings. the group said that nra members were quote, shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders. the nra has said it's offering meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again. >> bay area state senator introduced a bill that would close major loopholes in california's assault weapons ban. the bill is similar to one last year that prohibits semiautomatic weapons. it will require yearly registration and backgrounds checks. a second bill will make it a requirement that store weapons have trigger locks. the white house says if president obama is also prepared to actively support reinstatement of a u.s. assault weapons ban. california senator diane feinstein plans to introduce new legislation next year. the president would also support new rules for gun shows. attendees can buy guns from private dealers with
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